Microsoft Deployment Toolkit Team Blog

Official blog for the MDT engineering team

September, 2007

  • BDD 2007 FAQ: Lite Touch Installation (LTI)

    Q. What exactly is Lite Touch Installation? A. Lite Touch Installation is an interactive installation and deployment of Windows XP SP2 or Windows Vista complete with application install and any other needed configuration of the final image on destination...
  • Deployment 4 FAQ

    What is Deployment 4? Deployment 4 combines the guidance and toolset from previous releases of Business Desktop Deployment and Beta releases of Windows Server Deployment. This release continues to support Zero Touch Installation of desktop operating...
  • BDD 2007 FAQ: Windows XP Deployment

    Q. What additional files are needed to deploy Windows XP SP2 with BDD 2007? A. In addition to the Windows XP SP2 source files, sysprep.exe, setupcl.exe, and factory.exe from the deploy.cab file from the Windows XP SP2 Support Files located at the root...
  • BDD 2007 FAQ: Zero Touch Installation (ZTI)

    Q. What exactly is Zero Touch Installation? A. Zero Touch Installation (ZTI) uses SMS 2003 with the Operating System Deployment (OSD) Feature Pack to completely automate the deployment of Windows XP SP2, Windows Vista as well as any needed applications...
  • BDD 2007 FAQ: Getting Started

    Q. What is the Solution Accelerator for Business Desktop Deployment (BDD) 2007? A. The Solution Accelerator for BDD contains guidance, sample templates, and technology files (such as scripts and configuration files) to facilitate deployment of Windows...
  • BDD 2007 FAQ: Installation

    Q. Is there one document that details the basic installation of BDD 2007? A. Yes, the previously mentioned “ Quick Start Guide ” document and the “Getting Started Guide” document in the documentation folder under the base BDD 2007 installation folder...
  • Announcing the Release of Deployment 4 Beta

    Deployment 4 is the code name for the next version of Business Desktop Deployment (BDD) 2007 and unifies the tools and processes required for desktop and server deployment into a common deployment console and collection of guidance. For the thousands...
  • Welcome to the Microsoft Deployment Team Blog

    Welcome to our new blog! In case you are wondering who the Microsoft Deployment Team is we are also known as the Business Desktop Deployment Team (BDD) or Windows Server Deployment (WSD) team. We plan on using this blog as a place to easily update FAQ...
  • BDD 2007 FAQ: Troubleshooting Deployment

    Q. What log files can be evaluated to troubleshoot deployment issues with Windows Vista? A. The primary log files for Windows Vista setup are detailed in this Knowledge Base article and are: setupact.log - Contains information about setup actions...
  • BDD 2007 FAQ: Configuration

    Q. What is the primary tool used to configure BDD for deployment? A. BDD 2007 includes the Deployment Workbench which where all deployment configuration is performed. Q. What steps are necessary to configure BDD 2007 for deployment of Windows Vista...